The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame has announced its 10th annual class of inductees and it’s a very distinguished group of honorees. Included in the group are familiar broadcastsers like Verne Lundquist, Tim McCarver and Robin Roberts, executives like CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus and former MSG Network president Joe Cohen, and famed baseball director Bill Webb. But the one person who leads this particular class is Craig Sager. The NBA on TNT sideline reporter who has been undergoing an extended battle with leukemia will also be part of the latest group of honorees for the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
It all started in last season’s Eastern Conference Finals when Drake made a heart sign at her during a timeout. Then, at this season’s Drake Night game in Toronto, the rapper wore a shirt with her face on it and asked her out to dinner. Burke was asked about all of this recently on Mike & Mike. She said she doesn’t know what’s going on, she retraced everything that has happened between her and Drake, and she added that if she takes him up on the dinner offer, no one will hear about it from her.
No matter how bad a loss has been, or how listless the Wizards were in a game like the one they lost Tuesday to the Orlando Magic, John Wall waits. In previous years, Garrett Temple, Paul Pierce and Ramon Sessions, to name a few, would join him if their time was requested by the media following a performance like this one — giving up 124 points in regulation to one of the NBA’s worst offensive teams. Now the last guy standing is Wall, who at $80 million on a five-year contract is one of the best contracts just three years after it was widely questioned if he deserved it or not.